Friday, October 24, 2008

The Human Skeleton

These plates are from a book published by the Bibliographisches Institut Leipzig in 1895. The book was a reference encyclopedia titled Meyers Grosses Konversations-Lexikon.

The company was founded in 1926 by Joseph Meyer. The first edition of Meyers Konversations-Lexikon came out in 1839.

Here is a Wikipedia page about the company. And here is one about the encylopedia. The encyclopedia was one of the first to include extensive illustrations. It was not until 1955 that all 52 volumes were printed.

Link to another post showing human proportions from the encyclopedia.

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